Louisiana Anthology Podcast Episode 296. James Lewis on Aaron Burr. The Burr
Conspiracy: Uncovering the Story of an Early American Crisis. In 1805 and 1806, Aaron Burr, former
vice president of the newly formed American republic, traveled
through the Trans-Appalachian West gathering support for a
mysterious enterprise, for which he was arrested and tried for
treason in 1807. This book explores the political and cultural
forces that shaped how Americans made sense of the uncertain
rumors and reports about Burr’s intentions and movements, and
examines what the resulting crisis reveals about their
anxieties concerning the new nation’s fragile union and
This week in Louisiana history. January 21, 1736. Jean
Louis, a sailor, died leaving 10,000 livres to found N.O.
This week in New Orleans history. Father Antonio de Sedella,
better known as Pere Antoine, a Capuchin friar, passed away on
January 19, 1829 amid the love and tears of the whole city.
The beloved priest came to the province of Louisiana in 1779.
He is supposed to have performed nearly one half of the
marriage and funeral ceremonies for the inhabitants of the
city, until his death, at the ripe old age of 90. He lies
buried at the foot of the altar of the St. Louis Cathedral, of
which he was the Cure (or pastor) for the parish, for nearly
fifty years. The St. Louis Cathedral, an ancient and
interesting edifice of New Orleans facing Jackson Square or
“Place d’Arms” as it was known in those days, stands today on
the very site where the first house of worship was erected by
Bienville and his pioneers in 1718. It is filled with historic
lore and has witnessed the principal events which occurred
since the founding of the city up to the present time.
This week in Louisiana.
Krewe of Harambee Parade
January 21st, 2019
Shreveport, LA 71101
This family-friendly parade rolls through downtown Shreveport
each year celebrating the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. It
features marching bands, stilt-walkers, dozens of floats and
Postcards from Louisiana. Bruce & Lisa Walker talk to
the granddaughter of Leah Chase at Dooky Chase. Yeah, the
chicken was delicious.